The Laser Video Disc Companion

Author: Douglas Pratt
Editor: Baseline Books
ISBN:
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Transformation Of Tradition And Culture

Author: Miho Tsukamoto
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 154347957X
Size: 14,94 MB
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The book Transformation of Tradition and Culture is a work of comparative literary research and culture investigation. The book studies world literatures from the USA, the DR, Mexico, Spain, Portuguese, and Japan; US cultures such as the Barbie doll; Mexican mural studies; Japanese subcultures, manga, anime, movies, and food culture; media study; and women in society. It is a book of an authors experiences, culture, and historical footsteps with people from all over the world. Sharing ones own culture with people from different cultural backgrounds is vital for everyone to learn about their own culture, languages, society, economy, politics, and customs.

Fist Of The North Star

Author: Buronson
Editor: Raijin Comics Master Edition
ISBN: 9781932454277
Size: 10,97 MB
Format: PDF
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The legend returns! In a post-apocalyptic nightmare, one man named Kenshiro protects the innocent from evil with the ultimate assassin's fighting style, Hokuot Shinken.

The Anime Movie Guide

Author: Helen McCarthy
Editor: Overlook Books
ISBN:
Size: 14,17 MB
Format: PDF
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The phenomenally popular "Power Rangers", the most mainstream offshoot of "anime", or Japanese animation, is just the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds of these virtually astonishing films, appealing to people of all ages and tastes. This guide features detailed listings of feature films and direct-to-video features, arranged by title, year of release, and subject, that have been released since 1983. Illustrations throughout.

Manga

Author: Toni Johnson-Woods
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441155694
Size: 10,59 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Once upon a time, one had to read Japanese in order to enjoy manga. Today manga has become a global phenomenon, attracting audiences in North America, Europe, Africa, and Australia. The style has become so popular, in fact, that in the US and UK publishers are appropriating the manga style in a variety of print material, resulting in the birth of harlequin mangas which combine popular romance fiction titles with manga aesthetics. Comic publishers such as Dark Horse and DC Comics are translating Japanese "classics", like Akira, into English. And of course it wasn't long before Shakespeare received the manga treatment. So what is manga? Manga roughly translates as "whimsical pictures" and its long history can be traced all the way back to picture books of eighteenth century Japan. Today, it comes in two basic forms: anthology magazines (such as Shukan Shonen Jampu) that contain several serials and manga 'books' (tankobon) that collect long-running serials from the anthologies and reprint them in one volume. The anthologies contain several serials, generally appear weekly and are so thick, up to 800 pages, that they are colloquially known as phone books. Sold at newspaper stands and in convenience stores, they often attract crowds of people who gather to read their favorite magazine. Containing sections addressing the manga industry on an international scale, the different genres, formats and artists, as well the fans themselves, Manga: An Anthology of Global and Cultural Perspectives is an important collection of essays by an international cast of scholars, experts, and fans, and provides a one-stop resource for all those who want to learn more about manga, as well as for anybody teaching a course on the subject.

Strain

Author: Buronson
Editor: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781569314692
Size: 18,34 MB
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Whistle Vol 1

Author: Daisuke Higuchi
Editor: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421568691
Size: 13,21 MB
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Banned from his school's soccer team for being too short, Shô Kazamatsuri decides there's only one thing left to do: switch schools! But even a change in scenery doesn't help the David Beckham wannabe. On campus, he is mistakenly introduced to everyone as a hotshot soccer player. When the truth is revealed, Shô drops out of school to practice on his own. Alone, the spunky teenager must work twice as hard to make his dreams come true. He wants to play soccer so bad he's willing to hustle day and night to make it happen. Packed with action, humor and teenage kicks, Whistle! is a must-read for dreamers (and soccer fans) of all ages! -- VIZ Media

Arisa

Author: Natsumi Ando
Editor:
ISBN: 9781612620398
Size: 15,22 MB
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When her identical twin sister attempts suicide, Tsubasa learns her sister has been keeping secrets.

Wind Pinball

Author: Haruki Murakami
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0385352131
Size: 14,44 MB
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER In the spring of 1978, a young Haruki Murakami sat down at his kitchen table and began to write. The result: two remarkable short novels—Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973—that launched the career of one of the most acclaimed authors of our time. These powerful, at times surreal, works about two young men coming of age—the unnamed narrator and his friend the Rat—are stories of loneliness, obsession, and eroticism. They bear all the hallmarks of Murakami’s later books, and form the first two-thirds, with A Wild Sheep Chase, of the trilogy of the Rat. Widely available in English for the first time ever, newly translated, and featuring a new introduction by Murakami himself, Wind/Pinball gives us a fascinating insight into a great writer’s beginnings. From the Hardcover edition.

Reading Japan Cool

Author: John E. Ingulsrud
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739135074
Size: 19,39 MB
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Japanese animation, video games, and manga have attracted fans around the world. The characters, the stories, and the sensibilities that come out of these cultural products are together called Japan Cool. This is not a sudden fad, but is rooted in manga—Japanese comics—which since the mid-1940s have developed in an exponential way. In spite of a gradual decline in readership, manga still commands over a third of the publishing output. The volume of manga works that is being produced and has been through history is enormous. There are manga publications that attract readers of all ages and genders. The diversity in content attracts readers well into adulthood. Surveys on reading practices have found that almost all Japanese people read manga or have done so at some point in their lives. The skills of reading manga are learned by readers themselves, but learned in the context of other readers and in tandem with school learning. Manga reading practices are sustained by the practices of other readers, and manga content therefore serves as a topic of conversation for both families and friends. Moreover, manga is one of the largest sources of content for media production in film, television, and video games. Manga literacy, the practices of the readers, the diversity of titles, and the sheer number of works provide the basis for the movement recognized as Japan Cool. Reading Japan Cool is directed at an audience of students of Japanese studies, discourse analysts, educators, parents, and manga readers.